psychotropic drugs

Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs is Worsening Public Mental Health, Doctor Argues

This article by Richard Sears has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “In a new article published in the Journal of Addictive Disorders and Mental Health, Jose Luis Turabian, a professor of medicine at Complutense University in Spain, explores the biological…
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Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America

Little discussed, there is another aspect to the issues surrounding psychotropic drugs. It concerns the use of such drugs, not for psychiatric reasons, but simply to keep more-or-less captive sections of society – e.g. prisoners and those in care homes,…
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What I have learnt from helping thousands of people taper off antidepressants and other psychotropic medications

Adele Framer has written an article for the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. The abstract says: “Although psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes have been recognized since the 1950s – recent studies confirm antidepressant withdrawal syndrome incidence upwards of 40% – medical information…
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Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds

This audio CD comes from Lauren Slater. The publishers say: “The explosive story of the discovery and development of psychiatric medications, as well as the science and the people behind their invention, told by a riveting writer and psychologist who shares her…
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Critical Curriculum on Psychotropic Medications

This is a free online course (U.S-orientated) for counsellors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners. Anyone may freely view or download the course materials or take the course. It’s provided by CriticalThinkRx (an educational project at Florida International University), who say…
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Recovering from Psychiatry- Life Beyond Psychiatric Labels and Psychotropic Drugs

Below is 7 minute video from Laura Delano, who introduces her website – Recovering from Psychiatry ( – and extends a warm welcome to those who believe in – or who are starting to wonder that perhaps there could be…
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